Philadelphia Eagles tale of the tape: McCoy’s measurements and numbers
LeSean McCoy is a native of the state of Pennsylvania, and doubt is something he’s become accustomed to overcoming. He rushed for more than 1,300 yards and made 14 trips to the end zone in his first crack at playing at the prep level, but after an All-American season in 2008, his career was in question as an ankle injury had some believing that his days of playing football might be over.
“Shady” wasn’t trying to hear it. He spent two on-field seasons tallying 2,816 yards rushing and 549 yards receiving on 649 total touches to go along with 36 total touchdowns. That’s when the Eagles came knocking.
As a professional, McCoy has played 11 seasons, and in 165 games with 144 starts (those numbers also include the playoffs), he’s contributed 11,293 career rushing yards, 3,901 receiving yards, 74 touchdowns on the ground, and another 16 trips to the end zone as a receiver to the causes of the Eagles, the Buffalo Bills, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Verdict: Advantage McCoy Call him “an accumulator of stats” or whatever you want, but regardless of how long he’s played, in the numbers game, we’ll place “Shady” just slightly ahead of Freeman thanks in part to a 4.5 yards-per-rush average and a 69.2 yards-per-game average in the regular season compared to averages of 4.2 and 51.6 in those same categories by Freeman.
The younger Freeman does best McCoy as a receiver with a 7.8 yards-per reception average and a 26.2 yards-per-game average in the regular season compared to averages of 7.5 yards and 23.7 yards by McCoy.